Joseph visits Kochi, in India, to participate in the B4T conferences and gives the lecture entitled “Biomass fractionation in a continuous flow”

Sunisa gets invited to illustrate a cover picture to her article (länka till http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/chem.201705890/epdf)

We welcome Maria Dolores Márquez from Prof. Luque’s research group at University of Cordoba, Spain for a three months exchange stay.


Joseph Moran gives the lecture “Catalysis in Complex Mixtures: From Synthetic Methods to the Origin of Life” at SU.


Anon Bunrit successfully defends his thesis entitled “Direct Catalytic Nucleophilic Substitution of Non-Derivatized Alcohols”


The academic research group visits RenFuel’s pilot, Nordic Papers pulp mill, and RISE:s Lignoboost plant in Bäckhammar.


Hongji Li (PhD student) from Prof. Feng Wang’s group at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China joins our group for a 6 months exchange


Phakinee Khunsirikulwanit (“Dream”) and Jasmine Ingboon (“Jazz”) from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, joins our group for a one semester internship, in collaboration with Prof. Duangamol Nuntasri


Joseph visits France to initiate collaboration in the SSUCHY project. This EU granted project involves several European universities and industries.


Joseph is featured in Dagens Industri commenting on renewables.


Anon Bunrit nails his PhD thesis


Anon Bunrit gives the presentation at the ACS conference in Boston entitled “H3PO2-catalyzed intramolecular stereospecific nucleophilic substitution of the hydroxyl group in stereogenic alcohols”.

Joseph gives the presentation at the ACS conference in Boston entitled “Fe(OTf)3-catalyzed intramolecular stereospecific substitution of stereogenic alcohols”.

Pemikar Srifa “Cherry” successfully defends her thesis entitled “Computational Studies on catalytic C-O bond activation” and officially moves from Uppsala university to join Stockholm university.


Joseph gives the talk “Lignocellulosic fractionation by a tandem organosolv pulping and metal-
catalyzed transfer hydrogenolysis” at DICP Symposium, Dalian, China.

Elena presents her her flow results at the “Green and Sustainable Chemistry 8 Conference” in Melbourne, Australia.


Elena Subbotina is welcomed back after a successful stay at Prof. Corma’s lab at ITQ in Valencia.

Maxim presents his fractionation results at the “2017 European Biomass Conference and Exhibition”
in Stockholm.

Joseph gives the talk “Sustainable Sources Need Reliable Standards” at RSC’s Faraday Discussions in

Article in “Ingenjören” about Samec and RenFuel (p58):


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Thanks Timo Repo for hosting us in Helsinki during a fruitful workshop

On the ferry towards Helsinki.


Joseph was appointed to the cooperation group (SU-Stakeholders) at Stockholm University


Congratulations Sveta and Alban (in collaboration with Hashmi’s research group):



Joseph was promoted to full professor


Our research group started a literature digest for Green Chemistry with a Special Emphasis on Biomass Transformations through C-O bond Cleavage, please check it out: Literature Digest, April 2017


Anon receives a poster prize at the Green Chemistry Symposium in Sweden.


Our group successfully hosted the Green Chemistry Symposium in Stockholm, organized together with Charlotta Turner and Ola Wendt (LU).


Congratulations Lena and Maxim:



Renfuel got nominated to one of the 16 most fascinating projects in Europe: